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University of Florence Natural History Museum

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Mammoth skeletons the highligh

Certainly very small, this museum is a great break from all the glorious art and churches of... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Stumbled on Body Parts and Stuffed Animals

We were on the way to the Boboli Gardens when we chanced on the Natural History Museum. The first... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
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The Museum of Natural History, University of Florence, was founded in 1775 by Grand Duke Peter Leopold, although the Botanical Garden dates back to 1545. With its 8 million specimens, it is the most important naturalistic museum in Italy and one of...more
Via Giorgio la Pira 4 | Sede di Geologia e Paleontologia, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

My wife and a couple of friends decided to visit this museum on the way back to our hotel. What a marvellous collection, especially the anatomical wax model section. We were lucky to arrive just as the guided tour took place, very keen young man...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Certainly very small, this museum is a great break from all the glorious art and churches of Florence. My kids really enjoyed the various skeletons on display, and I liked seeing the display of the local ancient fauna. It is a great way to appreciate...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

Not sure why we're calling the Natural History museum. I guess that's what it is but I like Italian names and that's how it was listed in my guidebook. Anyway, I also remember being bored to death when I visited the Natural History Museum in...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

This tiny museum is a bit dated and expensive for what it is. I'm not to sure if am mistaken but many of these reviews appear to be for the museum special which is situated in pitti, not the small museum behind accedemia located at...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

The museum is really well laid out and well presented. Not just something that kids will be interested in. Well worth a visit. Entrance fee only €7.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Anemari O
Reviewed May 23, 2017

We were on the way to the Boboli Gardens when we chanced on the Natural History Museum. The first part was a huge collection of wax replicas of humans in various states of dissection which were fascinating though not to everyone's taste. Adjoining these rooms...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

We visited the Museum of Zoology and Natural History, best known as La Specola with our 13 and 15 year old sons and they loved it. It is like a huge taxidermist zoo, they were fascinated with the range of insects and animals on display....More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Barb L
Reviewed September 6, 2016

First time visit to Florence and looking for somewhere to cool down.Came across the garden and was able to buy a guide book which pointed out the ancient trees etc.Enjoyed my visit relaxing on stone bench as sun going down. Unfortunately needs some tlc. Could...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed May 20, 2016

The University of Florence Natural History Museum is an interesting pace to visit. Lots of samples of mineralogical items and great educational material on geology and paleontology. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 15, 2016

There are a big collection about more as 25.000 of mineralogical pieces of all the world; and Cosimo I begins with this collection; a very inreresting collection of about 5000 presentations of Elba and extraordinary Gemstones, a Topaze of Brasil of 150 kg and also...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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